“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 –1831) was a German philosopher, one of the creators of German Idealism and a major proponent of dialectic discourse (meaning: let’s argue). His account of reality as a whole revolutionized European philosophy and was an important precursor to Marxism.
You going to do anything “great’ today? Before you try for ‘great’, start with ‘average’ – master that first and then work your way up to “great”. Knowing how to do the things you do at an ‘average’ level means you understand the basics. From there you can begin to learn the nuances and shortcuts that come with practice and familiarity, and then build your skills and confidence. Don’t make ‘perfect’ your goal because ‘perfect’ is often the enemy of progress; being ‘average’ and then getting ‘great’ at anything is a worthy goal. So doing something ‘great’ today would be pretty special. The way to reach that level is with guts, focus, determination, inspiration, and perspiration, and, of course, passion. Passion is that extra spark that makes your feet move, your fingers tingle, your senses come alive and your heart sing. See if you can ignite a spark like that, and then try to passionately accomplish something ‘great’ today!